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Belchalwell, Dorset

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Belchalwell, Dorset

Belchalwell is a village in the civil parish of Okeford Fitzpaine in the Blackmore Vale, North Dorset, and lies two and a half miles south of Sturminster Newton and six miles north-west of Blandford. The village lies under the north slopes of Bell Hill, part of the Dorset Downs, and is Saxon in origin, with a medieval church, much renovated.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST7909
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
 

Other names by which Belchalwell, Dorset has been known in the past

Bellchalwell

Belchalwell, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bellchalwell, par., mid. Dorset, 6½ miles NW. of Blandford, 1308 ac., pop. 169.

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